You know, I was really excited when I got my Amazon.com shipping confirmation e-mail saying that my pre-order was on the way. I was really looking forward to watching the film with the audio commentary because of the rarity that special feature seems to be in as of late.
And then I read this
by another Spill member. It would appear that member Jason the Reviewer went out and bought the DVD in person and got a rental version of the movie
instead of the retail version. I commented on the entry saying that someone clearly goofed up in the factory when packaging the DVDs.
Boy, I wish I wasn’t as on the nose about that as I found out I was.
Another user commented on the blog entry linking to another site logging the issue with Slumdog Millionaire. According to this thread
, you have to call a Customer Service number and confirm you bought the retail version of the DVD in order for a replacement to be sent to you. If you bought the Blu-ray copy, you’re in the clear. This fuck up only affects the standard DVD formats. How many of the DVDs this will affect is yet unknown, naturally, but reports are filtering in of some consumers not having this problem. Either way, it's a craps shoot.
Nice going, Fox. You fucked up your Best Picture Winner on the consumer end for those who haven’t jumped on the Blu-ray market yet or are too cheap to pay for the Blu-ray version of the movie. I am in the minority because Amazon.com didn’t have a link to a Blu-ray version when I made the pre-order. I know, very odd but if it was there, I didn’t see it.
Expect the same thing to happen when The Wrestler comes out on DVD if they haven’t learned their lesson from this.